The dolphin is confirmed to be a female Pacific white-sided dolphin. The Marine Mammal Center has named her “Pacifica.” They were calling for help for last night but call if you are interested as they may still need volunteers.
TMMC has responded and rescued a stranded live cetacean at the north end of Rockaway beach in Pacifica. 160 cm long, 66 kg, good body condition, female, suspect juvenile, species we are arguing about (pacific white sided? – see photos), currently onsite in USDA pool, being led in pool by vet staff.)
We are looking for volunteers (with Cetacean care experience preferred) to do some overnight shifts TONIGHT (Wednesday February 16, 2011) from 12 a.m.-6 a.m. Ideally, we need 6-10 more interested folks, and 2 volunteers per shift are needed.Please call the rescue line at 289-7350 if interested or Deb Wickham at 289-7331. A wetsuit is needed.